China’s most popular TV hostess, often dubbed the country’s Oprah, was recruited to be part of the Chinese military’s dance troupe at the age of 9. She lived as a boy at the time.
Pink News reports:
She now hosts her own weekly series, The Jin Xing Show, drawing an estimated 100 million viewers.
It’s not been entirely smooth since she transitioned, however. Being trans isn’t illegal in China, but the government has done little to support or defend trans rights.
She was even dropped from a TV talent show in 2011 because she was trans, amid speculation that the government itself had blocked her appointment.